That Memorable Night in March

Matinee (I). © Chris Bronsk 2014.
Matinee (I). © Chris Bronsk 2014.
Matinee (II). © Chris Bronsk 2014.
Matinee (II). © Chris Bronsk 2014.

“Spiritually a year of profound gloom and indigence until that memorable night in March, at the end of the jetty, in the howling wind, never to be forgotten, when suddenly I saw the whole thing. The vision, at last. This I fancy is what I have chiefly to record this last evening, against the day when my work will be done and perhaps no place left in my memory, warm or cold, for the miracle that…(hesitates)…for the fire that set it alight. What I suddenly saw then was this, that the belief I had been going on all my life, namely—(Krapp switches off impatiently, winds tape forward, switches on again)…“—Samuel Beckett, Krapp’s Last Tape

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